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Activist guilty of ‘necklacing’ murder

2014-10-02 09:32

The Western Cape High Court has found Social Justice Coalition activist Angy Peter and her co-accused guilty of the “necklacing” murder of a man.

We were sick of poor sanitation - SJC

2014-07-25 05:00

Social Justice Coalition members refused to leave the Cape Town civic centre last year because they wanted to make a statement about poor sanitation, the city's magistrate's court has heard.

1 in 4 Khayelitsha toilets don't work - SJC

2014-07-19 22:33
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Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, the Social Justice Coalition says.

Lwandle evictions: what went wrong?

2014-06-13 12:41

As the government opens an investigation into the blame game over the evicted Lwandle families, News24 tries to makes sense of the human tragedy.

Khayelitsha residents 'don't trust police'

2014-05-29 12:19

The spate of vigilante violence in Khayelitsha is proof that residents do not trust the police, the Legal Resources Centre has told the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry.

Western Cape has fewest cops in country

2014-03-25 16:32

The Western Cape has the lowest staff complement of police in the country, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Khayelitsha residents' concerns justified - SJC

2014-01-23 16:33

Social Justice Coalition Advocate Ncumisa Mayosi says grave concerns over the failure of Khayelitsha police to do their work are justified.

Subpoena powers needed, court hears

2013-08-06 19:38

A commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha without the power to subpoena police would be toothless, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Activist groups quit Mdluli case

2013-05-10 14:43

The Social Justice Coalition and Corruption Watch have withdrawn their application to intervene in Freedom Under Law's application to review the withdrawal of charges against Richard Mdluli.

SJC, Zille welcome Khayelitsha ruling

2013-01-14 13:01

The Social Justice Coalition and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's office have both welcomed the ruling that a commission of inquiry into alleged police inefficiency in Khayelitsha is legal.

Court to hear cop commission bid next month

2012-11-12 14:41

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's application for an interdict against the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry will be heard next month.

City 'did not consult community' on toilets

2010-10-27 14:34

A report by the City of Cape Town on the toilets-without-walls saga in Khayelitsha shows that the community had not been adequately consulted, says the Social Justice Coalition.

DA apologises for wrong crime stats

2010-09-20 18:13

The DA has apologised for releasing an incorrect statement saying there had been a 70% drop in crime in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, when in fact the reduction had been 23.92%.

 

SA more violent - FF Plus

2014-09-19 16:02

The latest crime statistics show South Africa has become a more violent country, the Freedom Front Plus says.

Lawyer: Activists should be discharged

2014-07-24 19:16

Eleven of those who attended a peaceful gathering over sanitation last year should be discharged, their lawyer has told the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

De Lille unhappy over SAHRC toilet report

2014-07-17 18:58

An SA Human Rights Commission report into sanitation in Cape Town's informal settlements has numerous shortcomings, the city's Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

Call for police task team on vigilante killings

2014-05-29 14:09

Police must urgently set up a special task team to deal with vigilante violence and prevent such incidents, the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Army-like policing doesn't work - expert

2014-05-17 07:16

For policing in informal settlements to work, officers must move away from paramilitary-like patrols, the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry has heard.

Emotions run high at Khayelitsha Commission

2014-01-27 18:20

A witness has broken down after recalling his story at the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry in Cape Town.

Khayelitsha Commission visits 'field of death'

2014-01-22 17:54

The "field of death" is one of Cape Town's crime hotspots the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry has been shown during in loco inspections.

More backing for EE's norms campaign

2013-06-21 14:34

The Treatment Action Campaign and Social Justice Coalition have supported Equal Education's campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure.

Ministry still deciding on appeal

2013-01-28 19:01

The police ministry is still contemplating whether to approach the Constitutional Court over the establishment of the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry.

Khayelitsha police probe legal - court

2013-01-14 11:57

The decision to establish a commission of inquiry to probe police inefficiency in Khayelitsha was indeed "rational" and "legal", two judges of the Western Cape High Court have ruled.

Informal settlement toilets 'neglected'

2012-03-14 14:22

Toilets in informal settlements are often neglected because they are seen as a temporary arrangement and therefore not in need of proper infrastructure, the Social Justice Coalition says.

Khayelitsha demands safety

2010-09-23 17:44

Rights groups and Khayelitsha residents have gathered outside the Western Cape Provincial Legislature to demand improved access to justice.

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